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Korean (KOR) Course Descriptions

 
KOR 101: Elementary Korean I.
Goal: To teach students to speak, understand, and read Korean.
Content: KOR 101 is for students with no previous background in studying Korean. Students will learn how to communicate in basic Korean. By the end of the course students will be able to: 1. Produce basic Korean using culturally accurate and natural pronunciation and intonation. 2. Carry on simple conversations, including exchanging greetings, introducing themselves, family, and friends, asking questions and giving directions. 3. Comprehend a short passage in the language on a topic of everyday life using appropriate target vocabulary. 4. Create simple notes, messages and paragraphs related to self, family and immediate surroundings. 5. Be familiar with basic norms of Korean culture regarding levels of formality.
Taught: Fall.
Prerequisite: None. A student must earn a grade of C or better in the 101-level course in order to continue into the next course. A grade of D or higher in the 102-level course will satisfy proficiency credit.
Credit: 3 hours.
 
KOR 102: Elementary Korean II.
Goal: To teach students to speak, understand, read, and write Korean.
Content: Students will continue to learn how to communicate in basic Korean. By the end of this course students should be able to: 1. Produce basic Korean using culturally accurate and natural pronunciation, accent and intonation. 2. Carry on short conversations about daily life, family, and other people. 3. Comprehend a written and spoken communication in the target language on a topic of everyday life using appropriate target vocabulary. 4. Create culturally appropriate notes, messages, and paragraphs related to self, family and immediate surroundings. 5. Use the Korean language appropriately with regard to culture and formality.
Taught: Spring.
Prerequisite: A student must earn a grade of C or better in the 101-level course in order to continue into the next course. A grade of D or higher in the 102-level course will satisfy proficiency credit.
Credit: 3 hours.
 
KOR 211: Intermediate Korean I.
Goal: To teach students to speak, understand, read and write Korean.
Content: In these courses, students will add to their ability to speak, read, write, and understand Korean, increase knowledge of grammar structures, expand vocabulary, and learn more about various aspects of Korean culture and society.
Prerequisite: KOR 102 or placement in KOR 211.
Taught: Fall.
Credit: 3 hours.
 
KOR 212: Intermediate Korean II.
Goal: To teach students to speak, understand, read and write Korean.
Content: In these courses, students will add to their ability to speak, read, write, and understand Korean, increase knowledge of grammar structures, expand vocabulary, and learn more about various aspects of Korean culture and society.
Prerequisite: KOR 211 or placement in KOR 212.
Taught: Spring.
Credit: 3 hours.

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